Which social networks do you use regularly on your iPhone and iPad?

There are several popular social networks on the web and they all have iPhone apps, and many have iPad apps (or the iPhone app can be used in 2x mode on the iPad). Which ones do you use, and if you have both and iPhone or iPod touch and an iPad, do you use them all the same on both? Are there any you prefer using on on iPhone as opposed to iPad, or vice versa? Any you use on one you don't use at all on the other?

I use Twitter almost exclusively from my iPhone and almost never from my iPad (or Mac). It just feels like something I enjoy doing while on-the-go, and my iPhone is always close at hand. The iPad is more of a relaxed reading device for me, so I can see how some might prefer browsing through Facebook there as opposed to iPhone.

I don't use Google+ much (and when I go on, I mostly only see people from Android Central or Google posting -- is that just me? -- but they haven't even made an iPad app yet so you're stuck using the iPhone app in 2x mode if you want to be able to upload anything. Same goes for Path. It's beautiful looking but it's iPhone only still. Instagram is the same way, but at least the camera-centric nature of the app makes that a little more understandable. Still, I would be nice to be able to look at all the amazing Instragrams in an official Instagram app for iPad. Does it bother you if your favorite social network is iPhone only? Or are the iPhone apps in 2x mode fine for you?

I've said many times I'm not a big social network user in general. I don't feel like I'm missing out, I feel like I'm engaging where and when it's really important to me (and not just feeding an endless stream of personal information to a giant advertising company, but I won't get into that rant again here!). Anyone else avoiding social networks as much as possible?

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Which social networks do you use regularly on your iPhone and iPad?


Where is "none" option? Would be really interesting to see what is a share of iOS users who value their privacy and/or prefer live relationships.

Why is it I can never participate in these polls from my iPhone? A new window opens when I hit submit with nothing in the address bar. The load indicate goes about 10% of the way and just sits and sits and sits.

same here! it's ridiculous, especially on an iPhone/iOS website! happens a lot too with embedded videos from YouTube, they don't play on my iPhone either!

I use face book cause that is the one my friends and family use. None of my nonAndroid using friends use Google +. I have thought about twitter but still don't know how it works. I use iPhone for everything

I added a shortcut icon to the iPhone, and the polls never show up. The shortcut does not even load up in safari. I have to start safari,and type in iMore.com. I am not sure where the shortcut is loading, but is totally different.

I've never social networked.
Maybe something will change at some point in the future, but as of right now, I have zero interest or need to join one.
I don't like my personal info splattered across the web for the world to see, don't want or need more useless ads, value my privacy, my time is far more constructively spent on other things, and I value personal interaction with family and friends.

iPhone: Instagram & Facebook. I hardly even use twitter and I don't know why I even bothered with Google+
iPad: None (They all suck on the iPad IMO), so I use Safari because the response time is faster to load and don't get errors.

Flipboard is great for viewing instagram photos! Just didn't want people to be out in the cloud on this option for the iPad.

Twitter and thats about it. And that's just for giveaway and senting info here and then. I have to much of a outside life to be bothered with Facebook and google+. Never had them never will.

I use Facebook a lot to keep in contact with friends and family. I use Twitter here and there to keep up with what's new in Technology and Sports.

I don't use Facebook much any more. Twitter mainly, then Google+. Facebook's changes just don't sit well with me. I rarely touch it on my iPad.

There should've been an option for "none." I used to use Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and occasionally Twitter and Instagram, but I deleted all my accounts as I wasn't using them that much anyway.

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